Aug 142016
 

Nutrition and Fitness: Obesity, the Metabolic Syndrome, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cancer: 5th International Conference on Nutrition and Fitness, … of Nutrition and Dietetics, Vol. 94) (No. 1)


Recent studies of vascular biology using molecular biology techniques have started to reveal a previously unsuspected complexity of the vascular responses to nutrients and physical activity, thus explaining at the molecular level how healthy lifestyles interact with human genes and how they affect phenotype expression, even in the case of unfavorable genes. These findings have serious implications especially in establishing a solid scientific background for preventive strategies: for the advancement of healthy nutrition, physical activity and life habits, a thorough understanding of how drug/diet/gene interactions can act and multiply the beneficial effects of exercise is necessary. This first part of these conference proceedings is of great interest to researchers, physicians, exercise physiologists, geneticists, nutritionists, dietitians, food scientists, policy makers in government, private industry and international organizations, and public health workers worldwide.
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Aug 132016
 

Early Nutrition and Lifestyle Factors: Effects on First Trimester Placenta


By (author): Asim K. Duttaroy, Sanjay Basak

This book highlights the impact of nutrients on early placentation processes and their relevance for fetal growth and pregnancy outcome.? The role of maternal nutrition on fetal growth and development has been evidenced in many epidemiological studies that included infamous Dutch famine, Helsinki Birth cohort and others. Fetal programming hypothesis states that the nutritional and other environmental conditions under which an individual develops from pre-conception to birth has a major impact on the future health of the newborn child. The developmental environment of the fetus is primarily dependent on two major factors that are maternal nutritional state (excess/low/imbalance) and placental function. Placentation is characterized by the extensive remodeling of the maternal uterine vasculature producing low-resistance blood vessels that facilitate the exchange of nutrients and wastes between the mother and the fetus. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in human placental blood vessel formation, which are now well established, are discussed.
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Aug 112016
 

The Real War on Obesity: Contesting Knowledge and Meaning in a Public Health Crisis (Palgrave Studies in Science, Knowledge and Policy)


Features: The Real War on Obesity Contesting Knowledge and Meaning in a Public Health Crisis Palgrave Studies in Science Knowledge and Policy
By (author): John Boswell

This book sheds new light on the political battle to define and construct obesity as a policy issue. Through a rich analysis of the debates in Australia and the UK, it develops a nuanced analysis of the competing narratives that actors rely on to make sense of and argue about this issue, and documents how and to what effect they draw on scientific evidence to support their accounts. The real ‘war on obesity’, it demonstrates, has always been over the meaning and nature of this public health crisis. This insightful work will interest scholars of interpretive policy studies, critical public health and science and technology studies.
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Aug 102016
 

Manual of Nutritional Therapeutics (Lippincott Manual Series)


By (author): David H. Alpers, Beth E. Taylor D.C.N. R.D.N L.D C.N.S, Dennis M. Bier MD, Samuel Klein MD

Optimize your patients’ nutrition!
 
Coauthored by three physicians and a dietitian, this quick-reference manual provides practical, state-of-the-art, evidence-based nutrition recommendations for healthy adults, hospitalized patients, and people with a full range of health conditions. It’s an ideal source to help you meet the nutrition needs of every patient
  • Effectively counsel healthy patients with nutrition recommendations for both young and older adults, and provide specific guidance for patients who are pregnant or lactating.
  • Find information on individual nutrients (e.g. vitamin D, iron), contained in a dedicated section covering nutrient components.
  • Get detailed guidance with separate chapters on Protein and Calories, Vitamins, Minerals, and Dietary Supplements.
  • Access advice specific for metabolic disorders (diabetes, dyslipidemia, and renal disease), for obesity, and for chronic wasting diseases (cancer, AIDS).
  • Make informed decisions on enteral and parenteral nutritional therapy.
Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:
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  • A powerful search that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
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  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
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Aug 012016
 

The Biology and Practice of Current Nutritional Support, Second Edition (Landes Bioscience Medical Handbook (Vademecum))


By (author): Rifat Latifi

The chapters in this book vary from methods of assessing and monitoring nutritional status to those of the use of intravenous and enternal nutritional support. Practical chapters define laparoscopic placement of feeding tubes as well as the use of a variety of nutritional substrates, which can be administered in different clinical scenarios. The discovery, implementation and utilization of total parenteral nutritional support have made enormous benefits to patients; saving lives and improving clinical outcome.
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Aug 012016
 

Nutrition in Clinical Practice


By (author): Dr. David L. Katz MD MPH FACPM FACP, Rachel S.C. Friedman MD MHS, Sean C. Lucan MD MPH MS

In nearly every level of treatment and counseling, care providers must take into account the effects of their patients’ diets. Nutrition in Clinical Practice is written to guide health professionals in providing well-informed, compassionate, and effective dietary and weight-management counseling.

This fully updated 3rd edition is edited by a leading authority in nutrition and preventive medicine. Practical and evidence-based, chapters address the effects of diet on health and a comprehensive array of illnesses, making it a vital and timely addition to any caregiver’s library.

Features:
  • NEW data from hundreds of recent studies
  • NEW section: Contemporary Topics in Nutrition
  • Easy-reference format includes short chapters, links to current online articles
  • Contributors representing diverse expertise and practical experience with medical education, nutrition in clinical practice, and preventive medicine
  • Enhanced coverage of controversial topics, such as, the effects of sugar; health effects of obesity and the ‘obesity paradox’; health effects of gluten and grains; nutritional therapy
  • Appendices includes ancillary materials such as clinically relevant formulas, nutrition data tables, and patient specific meal planners, all fully updated
Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, offering tablet, smartphone, or online access to:
  • Complete content with enhanced navigation
  • A powerful search tool that pulls results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web
  • Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation
  • Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text
  • Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues
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Aug 012016
 

Mediterranean Diet: Dietary Guidelines and Impact on Health and Disease (Nutrition and Health)


This text is an especially timely new text as the number of studies focusing on the impact of the Mediterranean diet on disease prevention increases every year. The fundamental question addressed in this text is how food components and behavior of the Mediterranean diet reduce the risk of chronic diseases. In-depth chapters provide an overview of preclinical and clinical studies on Mediterranean dietary patterns, food components and lifestyle and their impact on health and disease. Large-scale “omic” approaches are highlighted to educate the reader about the molecular mechanisms through which specific components of the Mediterranean diet improves health and the opportunities and challenges for translating into practice the food recommendations of the Mediterranean pyramid. The volume concludes with information about the nutritional adequacy of Mediterranean foods and provides selected recipes. 

Mediterranean Diet: Impact on Health and Disease will be of great interest to students, clinicians, and scientists engaged in promoting health through nutrition and physical activity.    
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Jul 262016
 

Handbook of Nutrition and the Kidney (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Handbook Series)


Thoroughly revised and updated for its Sixth Edition, this handbook is a practical, easily accessible guide to nutritional management of patients with acute and chronic renal diseases. Leading international experts present state-of-the-art information on these patients’ nutritional requirements and offer dietary recommendations, with menus and lists of supplements to enhance patient compliance. Numerous tables and figures enable readers to find essential information quickly. This edition includes new chapters on the dietary approach to treating patients with kidney stones and hypertension, as well as on obesity and physical activity as they relate to patients with kidney disease.

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Jul 232016
 

Nutrition and Healthy Aging in the Community: Workshop Summary


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By (author): Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board

The U.S. population of older adults is predicted to grow rapidly as “baby boomers” (those born between 1946 and 1964) begin to reach 65 years of age. Simultaneously, advancements in medical care and improved awareness of healthy lifestyles have led to longer life expectancies. The Census Bureau projects that the population of Americans 65 years of age and older will rise from approximately 40 million in 2010 to 55 million in 2020, a 36 percent increase. Furthermore, older adults are choosing to live independently in the community setting rather than residing in an institutional environment. Furthermore, the types of services needed by this population are shifting due to changes in their health issues. Older adults have historically been viewed as underweight and frail; however, over the past decade there has been an increase in the number of obese older persons. Obesity in older adults is not only associated with medical comorbidities such as diabetes; it is also a major risk factor for functional decline and homebound status. The baby boomers have a greater prevalence of obesity than any of their historic counterparts, and projections forecast an aging population with even greater chronic disease burden and disability.

In light of the increasing numbers of older adults choosing to live independently rather than in nursing homes, and the important role nutrition can play in healthy aging, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) convened a public workshop to illuminate issues related to community-based delivery of nutrition services for older adults and to identify nutrition interventions and model programs.

Nutrition and Healthy Aging in the Community summarizes the presentations and discussions prepared from the workshop transcript and slides. This report examines nutrition-related issues of concern experienced by older adults in the community including nutrition screening, food insecurity, sarcopenic obesity, dietary patterns for older adults, and economic issues. This report explores transitional care as individuals move from acute, subacute, or chronic care settings to the community, and provides models of transitional care in the community. This report also provides examples of successful intervention models in the community setting, and covers the discussion of research gaps in knowledge about nutrition interventions and services for older adults in the community.

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Jul 232016
 

Dietary Proteins and Atherosclerosis


By (author): G. Debry

Dietary Proteins and Atherosclerosis provides a thorough review of the role of proteins in the development of atherosclerosis. The author reviews early research connections between dietary fat and cardiovascular disease caused by the build-up of plaque in arteries and examines other factors that contribute to atherosclerosis, such as infection and dietary proteins. Relying on data obtained from almost 2,000 research articles and literature reviews, the author provides a thorough analytical examination and discusses how emphasis on the role of dietary fat in atherogenesis has overshadowed the critical contribution of dietary proteins to the development of cardiovascular disease.
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